MTV developing ‘Scream’ TV series

By Daniel Levine,

MTV is reportedly developing a TV series based on the hit horror film franchise Scream, which could bring the iconic ghostface to your television screen every week..

TV Line first reported on Sunday that the series is being pushed by former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley through their DiGa production company. Sources confirmed to the site that they are still looking for a writer for the pilot.

It is still not known what role director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson will play in the series, notes The Hollywood Reporter. The two collaborated on all four films, including last year’s Scream 4. The franchise, which started with the first film in 1996, has grossed $330 million worldwide, with the fourth film grossing $97 million. Each film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

If Williamson were to work on the series, he would have to make time between The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and Fox’s The Following, a new series Fox picked up for the fall with Kevin Bacon.

MTV has had several successes with reality shows from Jersey Shore to the Teen Mom franchise. However, it has had recent scripted success with Teen Wolf and Awkward. Teen Wolf is also based on a hit film and premiered its second season Sunday.

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